UK to reopen Kyiv embassy in Kiev

UK to reopen Kyiv embassy in Kiev

More than two months after moving it out of the Ukrainian capital, Boris Johnson has announced that Britain is going to reopen its Kyiv embassy.

Since the closure of the embassy in February, the UK has retained a diplomatic presence in Ukraine, but has not been providing in-person consular assistance.

The Foreign Office FCDO said at the time that the embassy was temporarily relocating and staff was operating from an embassy in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.

The embassy is expected to be open early next month, after Russian forces were pushed back or withdrawn from the region around Kyiv in the face of Ukrainian resistance.

The prime minister made a statement at a press conference in India, after he met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during an unannounced visit to Kyiv earlier this month.